Choate Construction wins mega-project ABC national Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

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Choate Construction Company‘s work on Marsico Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has earned the company a National Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Mega-Projects over $100 Million category, the company said in a news release. Choate representatives received the award March 2 during ABC’s 26th annual (EIC) celebration in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is honored to recognize Choate Construction a well-deserved Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for their commitment to high quality construction, innovation and safety in their work Marsico Hall,” said 2016 ABC national chair David Chapin. “Choate’s performance is a great example of the impressive work Associated Builders and Contractors’ member companies produce and we are happy to claim this project for the merit shop construction industry.”

 With two underground levels contributing to Marsico Hall’s total of nine floors, extensive excavation and framing of the site was required. As work began underground, precautions were taken above ground to ensure the safety of students, staff and drivers moving adjacent to the site. Credit: Adam Simpson, Choate Construction Company
With two underground levels contributing to Marsico Hall’s total of nine floors, extensive excavation and framing of the site was required. As work began underground, precautions were taken above ground to ensure the safety of students, staff and drivers moving adjacent to the site.
Credit: Adam Simpson, Choate Construction Company

“Marsico Hall is one of the special buildings you get to be involved with once in a lifetime,” said Choate vice-president and division manager Dave Knudson. “The core purpose of this facility, the research that will lead to quicker identification, better treatment, and hopefully cures to diseases helped drive Choate’s project team and every human being that touched this project. We are very fortunate and proud to have been a part of bringing this building to reality for UNC and the people of North Carolina.”

Marsico Hall is a nine-story, 343,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art imaging and research facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the facility brings together UNC’s School of Medicine and the Eschelman School of Pharmacy.

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On March 3, 2016, Marsico Hall’s superintendent Glenn Rogers (middle) and project manager Eric Bendixen (right) accepted the Eagle award for their near five-year construction effort from executive committee chair David Chapin.

Designed by the architecture firm Perkins + Willthe facility houses five major medical disciplines once spread across campus under one roof.  It has been designed to LEED Sillver standards.

In an earlier announcement ABC said it had awarded the Chairmans Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Roger Liska, chair of Clemson University’s Construction Science Management (CSM) department. The association also named David Allen Company of Raleigh, N.C., its 2015 Contractor of the Year.

Clad in terrazzo flooring, wood, travertine, and metals, the lobby of Marsico Hall invites students and researchers alike to enter into this premiere facility. Featuring three elevators, two lounge areas, and multiple video directory screens, Marsico’s lobby hints at the vast amount of technology housed within the facility. Credit: Sterling Stevens, Sterling E. Stevens Design Photo
Clad in terrazzo flooring, wood, travertine, and metals, the lobby of Marsico Hall invites students and researchers alike to enter into this premiere facility. Featuring three elevators, two lounge areas, and multiple video directory screens, Marsico’s lobby hints at the vast amount of technology housed within the facility.
Credit: Sterling Stevens, Sterling E. Stevens Design Photo

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